Our home

Exterior night time phot of Watershed

Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio occupy the first floor of a historic Grade II listed building at the entranceway to Bristol's Harbourside.

We are a welcoming, accessible destination for cultural, creative, social and business visitors. Our home is many things to many people, a meeting place of preference for the creative community and a place to come and socialise for the whole community.


Watershed's 40th birthday colourful logo with dates - 1982 - 2022
Article by Clare Reddington
Article
Today we are celebrating Watershed's 40th birthday - four decades of bringing people together on Bristol's harbourside. 
Testing MekaMon and Beasts of Balance prototypes in the Pervasive Media Studio
Posted on Mon 14 Feb by Jo Lansdowne
Article
Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio is 14 on 14 Feb. In this article, Executive Producer Jo Lansdowne takes a look back at what has changed since 2008, how the Studio works, and what we're thinking about for the future.
Black man holding a sign which says 'Not one more'.
News
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We are FOR equality and ANTI-racist. The global events of the last few weeks, the injustices faced by Black people in the UK and the clear demands for change in Bristol on the weekend of 7 June, speak powerfully to the need to make real commitments.
Watershed cinema audience. Image: Jon Craig Photography
By producing authentic, welcoming spaces and engaged programmes, we strive to reflect, include and champion audiences and artists from all backgrounds. This policy sets out our approach to inclusion and equality across the all areas of our business.
Our late night screening of Amélie - with tasty treats in the Café & Bar
Article by Claire Stewart
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James Taljaard (General Manager) and Helen Round (Food and Beverage Manager) talk about the ethos of our Café & Bar and our approach to food and drink...
Playable City Recife
Article by Clare Reddington
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We design our programmes to have local, national and global impact
Watershed Waterside 3 wedding layout
Sharing our spaces to support our work
Watershed runs a thriving Event, Conference and Room Hire business with all income generated going to support our programme of cultural cinema, art & technology and work with young people.
Photo of the exterior of Watershed, Bristol
A network of cultural and creative spaces
Watershed is part of University of West of England's City Campus